The Role of the Nephrology Social Worker

Each dialysis clinic has a social worker onsite to help patients adjust and build their coping skills. Vernon Silva, LCSW, a Nephrology social worker for more than 20 years, shares how the role has evolved. The nephrology mental health professional now uses evidence-based results to help people through vocational rehabilitation, or even transition to different dialysis treatment options. Listen in to this show as Lori and Vernon discuss how the social worker in your life can assist you and help you reach your goals.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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